Three years since making his feature acting debut in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, Harry Styles is ofﬁcially set to ﬁlm his next movie.
The Watermelon Sugar singer has landed an exciting sophomore role in director Olivia Wilde’s upcoming project, Don’t Worry, Darling. Wilde posted the announcement on Instagram writing, “Jack and Alice. Very proud to work with these fine folks.” Styles is set to join an already announced cast that includes actors Florence Pugh, Chris Pine, and Dakota Johnson. While his acting debut in Dunkirk saw him take on a minor role among a star-studded cast, Styles will now take top billing as one of the leads. He will be playing a role originally intended for Shia LaBeouf, who according to Deadline had to depart the project due to a scheduling conﬂict.
Don’t Worry, Darling is Wilde’s follow-up to the critically acclaimed and much-loved Booksmart, a coming-of-age buddy ﬁlm about two high school friends who make up for lost fun on the eve of their graduation, starring Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever. As of now, details on the ﬁlm are being kept a secret. However, according to reports, it has been described as a “psychological thriller” set in an isolated utopian community in the “50s California desert”, and centers on a housewife who uncovers a disturbing truth about her seemingly perfect life. Filming for the much-awaited thriller is set to start this fall. The script has been written by Shane and Carey Van Dyke of The Silence fame while Katie Silberman, who collaborated with Wilde on her debut directorial feature Booksmart, is adapting the screenplay. Wilde and Silberman are producing the ﬁlm alongside Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee and Miri Yoon, and Catherine Hardwicke is the executive producer.